MANUFACTURING IS BOOMING IN CONNECTICUT 

Be a part of it! Gain entry-level skills and connect to employers that are hiring. Click Apply Now  to complete your application. Check your email for notifications about when Assessments will be scheduled.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

18 years old; high school diploma or GED; Connecticut residency; ability to work in the United States.

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK!

You’ll get an email in 24-48 hours inviting you to schedule an assessment covering shop math, ruler reading and spatial reasoning. Use these resources to prepare. BOOT CAMP offered to help applicants score higher.

TRAIN IN AS LITTLE AS 5 WEEKS

Skill Up offers a basic Intro to Manufacturing 5-week course that covers fundamentals, safety and 250 pre-apprenticeship hours. Other options include…

CNC & PLASTICS TRAINING

Go beyond Intro to Manufacturing with an additional 2 weeks of CNC training at Gateway Community College or an extra 5 weeks to learn plastics through Three Rivers Community College. Select your program when you apply.

TRAINING IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS

Funded by Workforce Alliance through the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Trainees will earn a stipend plus 250 Pre-Apprenticeship Hours, Six Sigma certification and OSHA 10.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PARTICIPATING 

Skill Up Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CLASS SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS:

When applying, please indicate preferred training location. All classes meet Monday-Friday.

Gateway and Middlesex classes: 9 AM – 4 PM.

Three Rivers classes: 3 – 9:30 PM.

Jan. 21 – Feb. 28, 2020  5-Week Intro to Manufacturing

Middlesex Community College at Vinal Technical High School, Middletown, CT.

Application Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019

Jan. 28 – April 4, 2020 – 10-Week Intro + Plastics training

Three Rivers Community College at Grasso Technical High School, Groton, CT.

Application Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019

March 2 – April 17, 2020 – 7-Week Intro + CNC training

Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT.

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

WATCH THIS SKILL UP VIDEO FEATURING OUR STUDENTS!

Hassan Touil: Assembler

After completing his American GED credential, passing an English test and demonstrating math proficiency, Hassan completed Skill Up training in the summer of 2019 and now works for the Roto Frank Company. He also received forklift training through his employer.

Aziz Goktas: Press Assistant

One of the first to graduate from the 5-Week Intro class, Aziz used his past knowledge of architecture & engineering to excel in training and join Brook & Whittle LTD where he is earning a steady income.

 

 

Malathi Rayakota: Cleanroom Assembler

Malathi moved to Connecticut, but was only getting unskilled temp jobs. She wanted a pathway to a career. Skill Up gave her the fundamental background needed to enter the manufacturing industry. She is now employed full-time at ASML.

Skill Up is a program of Workforce Alliance and is funded through the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and accommodations available for persons with disabilities upon request. Contact Disability Resource Coordinator Barbara Green at (203) 867-4030 x 239 or bgreen@workforcealliance.biz.